Articles in Honors

Personalized Bone Surgery Techniques To Reduce Patient Recovery Times

Professor Johnson Samuel receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation


Material design and advanced manufacturing expert Johnson Samuel, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Samuel will use the five-year, $400,000 grant to advance his research into developing new surgical tools… Read More

Paul Schoch Receives Woodie Flowers Award

Paul Schoch

During the launch of the New York Tech Valley FIRST Robotics Competition, Paul Schoch, associate professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering and director of the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education, received the Woodie Flowers Award. The award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. FIRST recognizes an adult… Read More

Garde, Bequette Named Fellows of AIMBE

Elected by peers to distinguished group of medical and biological engineers

Shekhar Garde

Two chemical and biological engineering experts at Rensselaer have been elected fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Professors Shekhar Garde and B. Wayne Bequette will be honored by the professional society later this month at the AIMBE annual conference in Washington. Elected by their peers, AIMBE fellows represent the top… Read More

Studying the Symmetry of Cells To Help Prevent Birth Defects

Leo Wan receives Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from March of Dimes

Tissue engineering and stem cell expert Leo Q. Wan, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a prestigious Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes, founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Today, research… Read More

Ying Chen Receives NSF CAREER Award

Materials scientist seeks to develop new “smart metals” for use in energy harvesting, actuators and sensors, and robotics

Ying Chen

Metals and nanomechanics expert Ying Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Chen will use the five-year, $540,000 grant to study and develop “smart metals” informed by leading-edge interface engineering. Known as shape memory alloys… Read More

Lally Holds Business Model Competition

Six student teams took home top prizes


It’s never too early to encourage college students to find a way to turn an idea into a viable business, according to the Lally School of Management. To support this concept, the Lally School hosted a business model competition for undergraduate and graduate students last month. With over $15,000 in cash and in-kind services available,… Read More

North American Membrane Society Honors Georges Belfort

Chemical engineering expert recognized for exceptional lifetime contributions to membrane science and technology

World-leading bioseparations expert Georges Belfort, Institute Professor and a member of the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology from the North American Membrane Society (NAMS). The award, given every three years by NAMS “to recognize individuals who… Read More

Nanostructures Expert Humberto Terrones Joins as Rayleigh Chair

Physicist explores possible conformation and applications of 2-D materials invention

Terrones Research

Humberto Terrones, an expert in nanostructures, has been appointed as the Rayleigh Chair for Theoretical Physics and a tenured full professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. Terrones joins Rensselaer from Pennsylvania State University. “With an accomplished record of discovery on the physics and chemistry of nanostructures, including both computational and experimental… Read More

Engineering Graduate Programs Recognized as Among the Best in the Nation

School is ranked 38th by U.S. News & World Report

Jonsson Engineering Center

    Rensselaer continues to rank among the nation’s top schools for engineering, according to this year’s list of Best Graduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Engineering at Rensselaer ranked 38th in the nation, unchanged from last year’s list. Within the school, five graduate programs—aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, materials… Read More

Rensselaer Team Named a Finalist at HackTECH 2014

Project ArtPress is a virtual combination of music and art


Billed as the largest West Coast hackathon, with more than 1,200 programmers attending from 50 universities, HackTECH 2014 took place January 24-26 in Santa Monica, Calif. The venue was the top floor of Santa Monica Place, a high-end mall with a view of the Pier’s Ferris wheel and the Pacific Ocean. Yet for the student… Read More